NEW DELHI: Writer-producer Harry Sachdeva, whose dramatic thriller ‘31st October’ starring Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan released this weekend, had organized a special screening of the film for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other MLAs and reportedly, the film got a majorly positive response from everyone.
Confirming the same, Harry said, “I am extremely honored that the CM took time to watch 31st October. His government in Delhi is taking some right steps to address the issue of the delayed justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom and I want the support of both State and Central Government to ensure that at least now the victims get justice. His appreciation of the film matters a lot and I am happy to see him moved as the film ended.”
On his part, Jarnail Singh, an AAP MLA, who had thrown a shoe at India’s then Home Minister P. Chidambaram in 2009 for giving a clean chit to 1984 riots accused Jagdish Tytler, said, “I had come for the screening but couldn’t watch the film for long as it raked old wounds and I got emotionally overwhelmed. However, I would urge each and every one of you to watch this film as it will send across a message that violence and bloodshed is never an answer to any issue.”
‘31st October’ revolved around the struggles of a Sikh family, which is trapped in a riot zone in Delhi in the aftermath of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Produced by writer-producer Harry Sachdeva and Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd, , co-produced by Anand Prakash, directed by National award winner Shivaji Lotan Patil, and released by Panorama Studios, ‘31st October’ is a glimpse into the controversial dark chapter of India’s History